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Hezbollah's Role in Syria's Civil War

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A child waves a Hezbollah flag as she holds pictures of martyrs as Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a rally to commemorate Martyrs' Day in Beirut, February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3DVC2

Syria's opposition claims the government in Damascus is working with the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

Anchor Aaron Schachter finds out more from Thanassis Cambanis, a fellow with The Century Foundation who has written extensively about Hezbollah.

"None of the major players here want to see this conflict spread to Lebanon," Cambanis said. "It's in their interests to keep the shooting and the shelling on the Syrian side of the border."

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